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June 28, 2018

Open data provides citizens with huge benefits on a daily basis. Among other things, it gets you your weather forecast, improves transportation services and allows you to analyze budgetary datasets to understand government expenditures. Federal, provincial and territorial governments (and municipalities) across Canada are custodians of a large amount of data.

Continue reading "Multilateral intergovernmental collaboration on identifying datasets of high value"...

June 21, 2018

Canada and the United States have a long history of cooperation in everything from auto manufacturing and environmental protection to border security and defence. With so much ongoing collaboration between our 2 countries, the Government of Canada recognizes the importance of better harmonizing our regulatory processes for people and businesses on both sides of the border. Continue reading "Regulatory Cooperation Benefits Both Canada and the US"...

June 18, 2018

Craig Cluney

In November 2017, the President of the Public Health Agency of Canada asked me to serve as the Agency's Open Government Champion. Like other Champions, my primary role is to ensure that the initiative becomes part of the culture and way of doing business in the organization and remains a priority with senior management.

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June 15, 2018

Governments today function through constant communication and collaboration with external partners. We’re long past the days of building programs behind closed doors. Being able to work the community where they are, using the tools they use, is fundamental to the #GCdigital and #opengov agendas, and the cyber security team I lead is trying to make that easier.

Continue reading "Enabling #GCdigital with pragmatic security"...

June 12, 2018

Recently we published public engagement principles for the Government of Canada. This was part of our Open Government commitment to Enable Open Dialogue and Open Policy Making. We were delighted by how many people helped us along the way, which Thom has written about.

Continue reading "Does principled engagement lead to increased trust?"...